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The Beautiful and Damned

The Beautiful and Damned

Book - 2007
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The Beautiful and the Damned is the story of Harvard-educated, aspiring aesthete Anthony Patch and his beautiful wife, Gloria. As they await the inheritance of his grandfather's fortune, their reckless marriage sways under the influence of alcohol and avarice. A devastating look at the nouveau riche and New York nightlife, as well as the ruinous effects of wild ambition, The Beautiful and the Damned achieved stature as one of Fitzgerald's most accomplished novels. Its distinction as a classic endures to this day.
Publisher: New York : Signet Classics, ©2007
ISBN: 9780451530431
0451530438
Branch Call Number: FICTION FITZG...F
Characteristics: xiv, 379 pages ; 18 cm

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Warru37
Apr 11, 2016

Aug. '16 Book Club

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Musiclover19
Aug 08, 2014

It is a remarkable novel about human desires and weaknesses, and what leads to the eventual downfall. I love the ending,as it is both expected and unexpected.

Lauraparr Jan 20, 2014

A beautiful classic. The rise and fall of Anthony and Gloria will have you hooked until the final page.

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spammyanna
Aug 06, 2012

An absolutely beautiful read. I loved it from beginning to end. I enjoyed it more than Gatsby.

n2eye Jan 04, 2012

One of the best books I have ever read. Should be required reading for every young adult as a great life lesson.

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Emily38
Dec 02, 2009

I love this book. It's definitely my favourite one of F. Scott Fitzgerald. If you like books about the jazz age, this is a must-read.It takes a while to get into the book but by the end you become really attached to the two main characters. And it paints a rather ironic picture of the tragedy that can occur from overindulgence.

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